Improving Instruction through Strategic Conversations with Teachers, T&L 2900

This course presents the delicate art of conversations between educational leaders and teachers. Dr. Robyn Jackson, master teacher and teacher trainer, presents cogent strategies to help instructional leaders shift from supervisory feedback to strategic conversations that respect the needs of individuals. Four different types of strategic conversations -- reflective, facilitative, coaching, and directive -- empower educational leaders to motivate and support teachers. They target teachers' combined will and skill, which in turn directly affect student achievement. Dr. Jackson concludes with valuable tips for instructional leaders to help them maintain focus and confidence for using strategic conversations. She offers encouragement and support for educators in their continuing efforts to improve the quality of instruction and impact student learning.

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